The Beguilers by Kate Thompson

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In Rilka’s village, it isn’t safe to go out at night
Everyone in Rilka’s village knows about the beguilers: the golden-eyed, wailing creatures that come out after dark and lure people to their doom. Rilka astonishes her fellow villagers when she reveals that her Great Intention—her first act as an adult—is to capture a beguiler. During her dangerous quest to the cloud mountain, the rumored lair of the beguilers, Rilka discovers truths about the beguilers—and herself—that will change her life and her village forever.

About Kate Thompson

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Kate Thompson lives in Yorkshire, England, where she writes novels for children. She has twice been awarded the Bisto Book of the Year Award by Children's Books Ireland.
Published June 18, 2013 by Open Road Media Teen & Tween. 176 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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Walker creates complex, well-defined inner and outer landscapes for her young protagonist to traverse, and though much of what Rilka sees and suffers has an evident symbolic aspect, the author doesn’t beat readers over the head with it (a pleasant contrast to, for instance, Lois Lowry’s Gathering...

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At times, Rilka's exposition as she learns valuable insights intrudes upon the pacing of the narrative, and readers may find themselves wondering throughout most of the book what Rilka intends to do with the beguiler once she captures it.

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